“The Big Short”, directed by Adam McKay

Movie, 2015 Comedy drama based on the banking collapse in the USA in 2008, which in turn, led to a global financial disaster. One of those films whose strengths are also its frustrations; the greed and systematic complicity keeping bankers ahead and feeding on those lower in the wealth chain deserves blowing to pieces. Maybe a film like this can help. Stylish narrative tricks and … Continue reading “The Big Short”, directed by Adam McKay

"American Hustle", directed by David O Russell

Movie, 2013 One of those films, of high quality and excellent production values, which looks like a number of other similar films and whose plot is overly fiendish and involved. Let these twists and turns wash over you and it’s stillĀ  visual treat, with a hard hitting cast and period visuals and soundtrack helping make this film enjoyable. A few curious features, such as the … Continue reading "American Hustle", directed by David O Russell